No Cause Determined Yet in Somers House Fire

The fire sent two people, a mother and her daughter, to the hospital Wednesday.

Credit: Ronald DeRosa
Credit: Ronald DeRosa
No cause has been determined yet in the fire that hospitalized a mother and her daughter in Somers on Wednesday morning.

The Somers Fire Department said the local and state fire marshal's office is still investigating the cause of the fire that caught hold in a second-floor apartment at 68 Main St. just after 8 a.m.

WFSB has identified the victim as 30-year-old Katie Colgan and 7-year-old Kerra Colgan. Officials said Kerra was rescued by a passer-by who was driving on Route 190 when he saw the fire coming from the home.

Responding firefighters from both Somers and Enfield were able to rescue Katie, who was initially found semi-conscious. 

WFSB also identified the man who came into the building as Fred Levesque. The news station interviewed Katie's mother, Karen Harvey, who publicly thanked Levesque for saving Kerra.

Reached for confirmation on the man's identity, Somers Resident Trooper Sgt. Jose Claudio said Levesque didn't want to be identified or contacted.

"We're respecting his wishes," Claudio said. 

As for any police investigation, Claudio said the state police supplied initial support in the investigation however there is nothing that is indicating they will need to continue to be part of the fire investigation. 


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